Bramnick will not run for Governor

Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick. MMM file photo

Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick will not seek the Republican nomination for New Jersey Governor in 2021, NewJerseyGlobe reports.

Bramnick said he would run for reelection for his 21st district (parts of Morris, Somerset and Union Counties), but few would be surprised is he runs for State Senate should his district mate, Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean, Jr., decide to forego reelection to the Senate in favor of mounting a rematch with Congressman Tom Malinowski in CD-7.

Former Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli and perennial candidate Hirsh Singh have announced their candidacies for the 2021 GOP gubernatorial nod. Ciattarelli has announced the support of Republican leaders in Somerset County, his home, and Atlantic County, Singh’s home.

NJGOP Chairman Doug Steinhardt is widely expected to compete for the nomination. Steinhardt has been calling Republican leaders throughout the state this week asking them to “hold their powder” and to meet with him.

Posted: December 9th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , | 3 Comments »

3 Comments on “Bramnick will not run for Governor”

  1. Jose Freiwald said at 11:28 am on December 9th, 2020:

    All a Republican has to do is open up NJ & fix the MVC, w/o illegals getting DL’s. That could get them a win despite the big # of NJ dems.

  2. One down. said at 5:19 pm on December 9th, 2020:

    How many more to go? Need to whittle down number of candidates fast, get all behind one, and run a really smart campaign, to try and get this state back on some kind of sanity track. We have, too many times,seen too many Republicans fighting each other,dividing loyalties, and depleting resources, only to lose yet again.

  3. Jose Freiwald said at 8:38 am on December 10th, 2020:

    My thoughts exactly, good stuff, we’ll see if it happens. Time to save NJ.